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Last updated 5:59AM ET
July 19, 2018
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
State's highest unemployment rate in Meigs County
(WOUB) - The latest unemployment statistic provides additional incentive for Meigs County officials who have supported a new coal mine and power plant.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says the county had the highest unemployment rate in the state last
month - 11 percent.

Meigs County Economic Development Coordinator Perry Varnadoe says they're looking forward to getting new jobs at the mine and the generating station.

Meigs County's 11 percent jobless rate is a whopping four percent above the state average.
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